How to Create a Dried Spring Meadow Bouquet | 4 min read
The excitement of Spring is undeniable with its lush green growth and abundant blooms. In honour of Spring, we wanted to give you an insight into our process for designing a dried floral meadow bouquet inspired by the season. Meadow bouquets are known for their airy quality and whimsical movement, showcasing light, dancerly blooms and grasses. Stylistically, meadow bouquets have a perfectly imperfect nature and feel like an effortless gathering of stems swept up from the garden. If you love to celebrate the seasons in your home, our meadow bouquet will lift your space with Spring’s delights!
To capture the essence of Spring, I selected a variety of dried Spring blooms, seed heads, and foliage. For a meadow style bouquet, I recommend using delicate materials that are lighter in form and have a natural ease of movement. Dried strawflower, rhodanthe daisies, and ranunculus are charming options for focal flowers. In addition to round-form flowers, I suggest incorporating elongated forms, which create movement and dynamic lines. Where round-form flowers draw the eye in, elongated flowers keep the eye moving. Our Ingredient List: strawflower, rhodanthe daisies, achillea, larkspur, delphinium, statice, misty, baekea, nigella pods, and bracken fern.
Designing a bouquet should be a joyful, creative process, so taking the time to prepare materials prevents potential frustration along the way. I prepared my materials by cleaning the stems and removing excess leaves below the tie-point. This process allows me to insert and reposition stems with ease.
At Bracken & Berry, to create our bouquets we use the classic spiralling method, which is extensively used throughout the floristry industry. The spiralling method refers to the manner of inserting stems on an angle, say from left to right, and the repetition of this action creates a spiralling effect at the base of the bouquet. While holding a bouquet the spiralling technique effectively organises the stems in the same direction, which enables ease in adding and removing stems according to design needs.
Using the spiralling method, I began by establishing the shape of the meadow bouquet. I selected my staging elements, including baekea and statice, to create the overall shape and expanse of the design. Building on the shape and depth, I then added my linear, elongated elements, including larkspur and delphinium. Once the design shape was established, I positioned my focal flowers, in this design, the strawflowers. I completed the bouquet with my dancerly accent flowers, which float above the design. For meadow bouquets, the more dancerly elements the better. My bouquet design featured dancing daisies and nigella pods.
Time to bind. To finish our bouquets, we bind the stems with twine and trim ends to suit.
At Bracken & Berry, we love a seasonal change. Each new season brings with it an opportunity to pause, reassess, and start afresh. Spring encapsulates this sentiment more than any other time of year with its new growth and plentiful natural beauty. I hope our meadow bouquet inspires you to celebrate the season and bring a touch of Spring into your home.
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